About the SER

The SER advises the Dutch Government and Parliament on social and economic policy. It also facilitates agreements. Examples are the creation of the Dutch Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth and various agreements on international responsible business conduct. In addition, the SER carries out administrative tasks, for example to promote employee participation.

What is the SER?

The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands is an advisory body in which employers, employees and independent experts (Crown-appointed members) work together.

What does the SER do?

The Social and Economic Council (SER) advises the Dutch government and Parliament on social and economic policy. The SER also brings together various different parties to reach agreements on societal issues.

Who is in the SER?

The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands advises the Dutch Government and Parliament on social and economic policy. There are three parties in the SER: employers, employees and independent experts.